Who's The Fairest of Them All? 9 Royals Who Shine in State Banquets This Year

Nine Royals Who Shine in State Banquets This Year

The year is almost over! His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians may be the last monarch to host a state banquet for a visiting head of state this year. So we have to do a round-up of royal fashion donned by royal ladies for state dinners.

The United Kingdom only hosted one state banquet for a visiting head of state this year so to be fair to British royals, we picked only one style for each royal for you to choose.

State and gala dinners are the best opportunities for royal watchers to see royal women donning tiaras and gorgeous gowns. Here are our top picks for best state banquet 2022 fashion looks, arranged based on the date of their appearances.

1. Queen Maxima of The Netherlands - Dutch royal couple, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, had a number of state visits this year but we chose this one for Queen Maxima because looked so gorgeous in this one-shoulder shimmery dress from Jantaminiau and Stuart Tiara. State visit to Sweden: October 11, 2022

Queen Maxima State visit to Sweden
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands

2. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden - We love this regal look of Crown Princess Victoria during the state banquet in Stockholm Royal Palace in honor of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands. She looked so lovely in this purple one-shoulder gown from Camilla Thulin. She also wore a matching Amethyst Parure Tiara. State banquet: October 11, 2022

Crown Princess Victoria state banquet for Dutch royals
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

3. Princess Sofia of Sweden - Crown Princess Victoria's sister-in-law, Princess Sofia, was equally gorgeous during the state banquet wearing her wedding tiara called Palmette Tiara, and the aquamarine off-shoulder gown from Ida Lanto couture. State banquet: October 11, 2022

Princess Sofia state banquet for Dutch royals
Princess Sofia of Sweden

4. Queen Letizia of Spain - The stylish Queen Consort of Spain wore this sophisticated red dress, a cape-effect Cady red gown from Stella McCartney during a state banquet in Berlin, Germany during their state visit in October this year. She was in Germany with King Felipe VI for his very first state visit to the country during his reign. State banquet: October 17, 2022

Queen Letizia state banquet in Berlin, Germany
Queen Letizia of Spain

5. Queen Rania of Jordan - King Abdullah II of Jordan hosted a state dinner in Amman, Jordan, for the visiting King and Queen of Sweden on November 15, 2022. Queen Rania, who is always chic in her public appearances, wowed royal watchers with her captivating look in a stunning purple dress, a balloon-sleeve belted chiffon dress from Andrew Gn, a Paris couture house. 

Queen Rania state banquet for Swedish royals
Queen Rania of Jordan

6. Queen Silvia of Sweden - We chose this look of Queen Silvia among the many dresses she wore for this year's state dinners because she looked so awesome in this delicate dress. Even without a tiara. The 78-year-old Swedish Queen consort stunned during this state visit, packing all the right choices of fashion in her suitcase. State banquet: November 15, 2022

Queen Silvia State Banquet in Amman, Jordan
Queen Silvia of Sweden

7.  Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom -  On November 22, 2022, King Charles III hosted a state dinner for the visiting South African president. Although Camilla, 75, is rarely mentioned in many royal fashion polls, however on her first state banquet as a Queen consort, her appearance did not disappoint. She looked stunning for her age with the choices of outfit and tiara she wore during the event. She wore a delicate cobalt blue dress with lace sleeves from Bruce Oldfield couture. She completed her look with a Belgium Sapphire Tiara. 

Queen Camilla State Banquet for South African president
Camilla, the Queen Consort

8. Catherine, the Princess of Wales -  for her first state banquet in her new role as the Princess of Wales, Catherine looked regal in a Jenny Packham white cape dress with some silver effects on both shoulders. She paired it with a tiara loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II since 2015, the Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara. State banquet: November 22, 2022.

Catherine State Banquet for South African president
Catherine, the Princess of Wales

9. Queen Mathilde of Belgium - We love this look of Queen Mathilde. Glamorous is an understatement! She's so drop-dead gorgeous in this spectacular light pink cape dress, a bespoke piece from Italian couture house, Giorgio Armani. The Belgian Queen also wore the Laurel Wreath Tiara during the event. State banquet in honor of Swiss President, Ignazio Cassis: November 24, 2022.

Queen Mathilde State Banquet for Swiss President
Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Who is your top pick as the most glamorous and stylish royal for this year's state banquets?

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